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Nothing quite compares to the serenity of ballooning. Gaze down over the fields, hedgerows and villages, dappled in a tranquil early morning light. Bask in the magical silence as you float high above the ground and then drop low enough to skim the hedgerows and treetops. It's a perfect way to take fabulous pictures - and a treat to remember for many years. This hot air ballooning gift is an ideal present for a special occasion - wedding or anniversary flights are becoming increasingly popular as a romantic gift.
After helping to inflate the balloon, you'll take off for an hour's flight and see the world below sliding slowly by. Enjoy a traditional champagne toast, and receive a flight certificate signed by your pilot and Sir Richard Branson.
Please note, locations are subject to change.
Monday to Friday mornings depending on location, April to October.
Your flight will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour but allow 3 hours in total.
There will be a maximum of 14 other people in the basket with you.
Spectators are welcome to watch you take to the sky.
The minimum age is 18 years old.
Minimum height is 1.4m (4ft 6). 7yr olds need to be at least 1.4m. A supplement applies to those weighing over 20st or if between 18-20st & are under 6ft tall. The flight is not suitable for those who are pregnant, recently undergone major surgery.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Munya from Purchasing, July 2018
This was my first time flying in a hot air balloon and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it! We arrived at the crack of dawn and were welcomed by the friendly team at Virgin Balloon flights.
As part of my experience I helped them to inflate the balloon which was quite exciting, believe it or not! Before we took off, we were given a safety briefing and then our flight commenced. Once we were in the air, everything on the ground became smaller and the views we had were breathtaking! We had the sun rising in the background as well to add to what was a beautiful day.
During the flight, our pilot provided us with a guide tour from above which I thought was educational and went hand in hand with the experience. When we landed, we were treated to a nice chilled glass of champagne which went down a treat!
Overall I would recommend this experience for everyone, especially couples because the memories you take away are unforgettable. I certainly would want to do this again!
Depending on what the weather is like on the day, try not to wear too many layers because the burners in the balloon will certainly keep you warm!